Daisy from Clonmel chose WIT to be close to home, opting for the international degree so she could eventually travel with the Erasmus student programme
Why did you choose to study BA Arts (Hons) in Psychology with Arts (International)?
I have known that I wanted to study psychology since I was 14. I was a bit shy when I was leaving school so I decided to come to WIT because it was close to home [in Clonmel] and I could commute; it was handy for me. I did the international degree because I thought it would be great to experience a different culture, to move away from home for a while and see what it was like
Where did you go on Erasmus?
I went to The Netherlands for my third year. I did a media psychology course to fulfill my credit requirements. It also gave me the opportunity to search for an internship. Life and culture over there was amazing. It was definitely one of the best years of my life so far, I had the best fun.
What advice would you give somebody considering the same course?
I would say if you want to study psychology or if you have any interest in it then go for it! I found it really fascinating and there are a wide variety of courses available. You might not find everything super interesting, but you will find something that makes you stop and think about life and your experience in a completely different way.
What stands out for you about your experience here at WIT?
Definitely the people I met, I met my best friend in the first week and we have been inseparable ever since. I can't forget the personal journey that my religious studies minor took me on, I really underestimated the profound impact it would have. Finally, it lead me to my Master’s degree in The Netherlands in clinical psychology.
Interviewed by Susie Brennan at Conferring 2018